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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Pot shops, Seattle City Attorney react to Trump administration hints at enforcing federal marijuana laws

    There is a lot of uncertainty in the Pacific Northwest after the Trump administration signaled it may start enforcing federal marijuana laws but Washington state officials have vowed to fight any crackdown.

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    City of Lakewood, ACLU working on panhandling ordinance amendments

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Lakewood lawmakers are taking another stab at addressing aggressive panhandlers. The issue is how to uphold panhandlers’ free speech, while preserving residents’ freedom from harassment. The American Civil Liberties Union plans to work with Lakewood lawmakers to find the balance. The state Supreme Court recently struck down portions of Lakewood’s ordinance, saying it infringed on free speech. Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson said the issue is really about public safety. But some people begging for money on freeway […]

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    Drive-by shooting caught on camera; police say Spanaway family not specifically targeted

    SPANAWAY, Wash. – A Pierce County family had some scary moments after someone opened fire on their Spanaway home early Saturday morning in an apparent drive-by shooting. Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the case. Investigators said they don’t believe the victim’s family was specifically targeted. The family shared their surveillance video with Q13 News and Washington’s Most Wanted and plan to share it with detectives, too. “Thank god it was just a ricochet shot, otherwise that would have gone […]

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    City of Milton working to restore flood plain

    MILTON, Wash — One neighborhood in Pierce County plagued with flooding issues hopes a new grant will help stop the onslaught of high water. After heavy rains and high tides, Hylebos Creek in Milton floods across 5th Avenue and sometimes sends water into homes. “The water has been up to the sandbags, we keep them there because we never know overnight if it’s going to come up or what,” said homeowner Megan Forthoffer. Forthoffer said her family bought their home […]

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    ‘My mother was a sweet, little old lady’: Woman murdered, daughter injured in knife attack

    EVERETT, Wash. – Two men are behind bars in connection to a murder and assault near the city of Snohomish. Family members told Q13 News that 78-year-old Barbara Decker was killed and her 62-year-old daughter, Janine Shaffer, was seriously injured when police say a contractor’s nephew attacked them both with a knife. Janine’s brother, Mark Glover, said his sister is getting better but he is torn between grief and anger. Police arrested a 31-year-old Everett man for suspicion of first-degree […]

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    Landslide damages road, could strand dozens of homeowners near Duvall

    DUVALL, Wash. — Dozens of people in eastern King County are keeping a close eye on a landslide that could take out the only road into their neighborhood. The recent heavy rains took out one lane of NE 124th Street just south of Duvall. King County road crews are trying to keep runoff from flowing underneath the street. Friday’s dry weather helped but more rain in the forecast could mean big trouble for nearly 60 homeowners in the area. “I […]

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    Soaked soil gives way, landslides reported across Puget Sound region

    RENTON, Wash.—Thursday saw a new round of landslides, many causing major problems for drivers all over Puget Sound. There were three landslides in Renton alone and the danger remains extreme for many of Western Washington. Piles of mud, rocks and trees littered both westbound and one eastbound lanes of SR 169. “I have thought about this before when I’ve driven passed on this road here because I live very close by,” said diverted driver Theresa Lacktorin. City officials said the […]

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    New Pierce County flood risk maps could mean costly insurance requirements for homeowners

    PARKLAND, Wash. — Hundreds of homeowners in Pierce County could be in for a big and expensive surprise. New flood risk maps show many people may have to begin paying for flood insurance for the first time. The old flood zone maps were prepared in the ’80s but now, thanks to new technology, nearly 1,500 homeowners could soon be out of flood zones, while some 800 others will now be in them and will have to pay hundreds of dollars […]

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    Protest takes place after Arlington police open fire, hit teenage girl who allegedly had a knife

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – Investigators are still piecing together what led up to two Arlington Police officers opening fire Tuesday, critically wounding a 17-year-old girl. Investigators said the officers responded to North Olympic Avenue for a disturbance call but ended up shooting a teenager, saying she had a knife. Aaron Snell, the public information officer for the Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team, said there is evidence at the scene that shows one of the two officers who opened fire may have […]

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    Coast Guard suspends search for crew of Seattle-based fishing vessel in Alaska’s Bering Sea

    SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard announced it has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska, Monday afternoon. The Seattle-based boat Destination’s emergency beacon was found over the weekend near some of the boat’s life rings and a small oil slick. The search continued through Saturday, Sunday and Monday. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the six crewmembers during this extremely difficult time,” said Rear Adm. […]